Uxbridge Lido, London
The Uxbridge Lido was opened in a fanfare of publicity in 1935 with the approach road, sewers, drains, car park, filter house and filtration plant, tea room, dressing boxes, sunbathing terraces and administration buildings costing a grand total of £24,500. As part of the opening ceremony, the London Borough of Hillingdon organised an Exhibition of Modern Speed Swimming, a Display of Spingboard Diving and an Exhibition of Figure Floating.
After a series of closures, the Lido was finally closed 1998 due to costly damage and campaigns were launched immediately to return the Lido to its former glory. The Lido is Grade II listed and is the only remaining 12 sided or 'star' swimming pool left in the UK.
The re-development of this site is substantial with a cost of around £25M and represents the first new 50m pool to be constructed in London for over 40 years. The Lido has been fully refurbished providing 50m swimming pool and leisure / kiddies pools with additional indoor 50m pool incorporating moveable floor and bulkhead and indoor leisure pool.
Barr+Wray were contracted by Leadbitter Construction to provide all new filtration and water treatment systems incorporating ultra violet treatment to cope with the bather loads expected on the UK's sunniest days.